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Reading offers you state of the art facilities for research in both humanities and science based areas, you will be supervised by highly successful, internationally renowned and research-active staff.

General areas of interest are listed below. Staff state particular areas of interest on their personal web pages (follow the links).

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Contact the relevant member of staff to discuss your research ideas or if you would like a more general discussion contact our Department of Archaeology Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Dr Wendy Matthews or School Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, Dr Kevin White.


We frequently have studentships available; keep an eye out here or on our blog for new opportunities.

Our latest studentship funding opportunity is the University of Reading Regional Bursaries Scheme, deadline Friday 1 May 2015. This new scheme is aimed at supporting local residents to achieve their highest academic potential, as well as enhancing their professional prospects. University of Reading Regional PhD Bursaries are designed to give candidates within the region the chance to study at one of the top 1% of universities in the world and benefit from the all round training on offer to our doctoral researchers and the world-leading research environment and supervision in Archaeology at Reading.

See also: Fees and Funding for Postgraduate Research Students and FindAPhD.

Research proposals in the following areas are welcomed:Preparing a micromorph

Artefact research

British and European Prehistory

Burial Archaeology

Environmental Archaeology




Landscape Archaeology

Material Culture

Medieval Archaeology

Near Eastern Archaeology

Palaeopathology, Bioarchaeology and Diet

Roman Archaeology

Scientific Dating

Social Archaeology

Urbanism and Buildings Archaeology


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